ECP threatening case: Fawad Chaudhry to be indicted on June 24 

ECP threatening case: Fawad Chaudhry to be indicted on June 24 

Islamabad (Web Desk): A district and sessions court in Islamabad on Saturday announced that Former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Fawad Chaudhry will be indicted on June 24 in a case regarding his alleged threatening remarks against the officials of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

Additional District and Sessions Judge Tahir Abbas Sipra made the announcement to frame the charges against the former federal minister.

The former federal minister was arrested in Lahore on January 25, the same day he made the remarks but was released on bail on February 1.

The court had summoned Fawad and his bail guarantor in person after the ex-PTI leader skipped the last couple of hearings.

During today's hearing, the court provided copies of the case to Fawad and directed him to ensure his presence at the next hearing as well.

Subsequently the court adjourned the hearing till June 24.

A case against Fawad Chaudhry was registered at the Kohsar police station in Islamabad on the complaint of Secretary of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Omer Hamid Khan.

The former federal minister was booked under sections 153-A (promotion of enmity between groups), 506 (criminal intimidation), 505 (statement conducing to public mischief) and 124-A (sedition) of the Pakistan Penal Code.

As per the First Information Report (FIR), Fawad Chaudhry in his speech outside PTI chief's residence in Lahore threatened ECP members and their families.